Test In Place
In Line - In Field - In Place Testing (AVK) (TIP)
Mec-Tric provides in place testing at your facility or factory to minimize down time. Mec-Tric’s in place testing equipment allows for diagnosis of valves operating correctly and repair of valves not meeting specifications. This helps eliminate customer down time and limits the amount of valves customers must maintain in stock.
The A.V.K. UltraStar LFM is an in-line pressure relief valve testing device (also commonly referred to as an A.L.D., auxiliary lift device). Its primary function is to verify the set pressure of pressure-relief valves in-line. With the in-line testing of valves, the costly and time-consuming job of valve removal and reinstallation is eliminated. Only those valves failing the test need to be scheduled for repair during system scheduled shutdown. Using the data acquired through system transducers, the UltraStar LFM provides a consistent and accurate valve set pressure.
The UltraStar LFM design includes a hydraulic actuator assembly that is mounted to the valve. A custom-designed robotic gripper-arm applies force to the valve spindle to determine set pressure.
In the event of an over-pressure condition, the UltraStar LFM does not hamper the normal operation of the valve regardless of the testing phase currently in progress. An additional feature provides for the controlled re-closing of the valve, preventing disk collapse and damage to the valve spindle.
The UltraStar LFM tester contains a state-of-the-art computer system, data acquisition hardware, and proprietary software to acquire, process, and store the test data. The test results can then be printed or downloaded to other applications.
Mec-Tric’s competitive pricing and reasonable turn-around time offers a superior repair program to you.